Country of Origin: Peru
What are Golden Berries?
Also known as Inca Berries or Incan Berries, these sweet and tangy dried fruits were a staple of the Peruvian ancients but were nearly lost to history. Luckily, this delicious, nutritious berrie has been rediscovered and is once more making culinary conquests.
Dried, Golden berries are like chewy, citrusy raisins. Tart, sweet, and highly nutritious, they’re great for snacking right out of the bag.
They’re bursting with nutrients – especially phosphorous and Vitamins A, C, B1, B6, and B12. They also deliver a healthy dose of bioflavornoids (known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties).
You can also use Golden berries in a wide variety of recipes: smoothies, pies, cookies, energy bars and many other desserts. Or for a decadent alternative, try them Chocolate-Covered!
Sweet N’ Sour Satisfaction
Eat Golden Berries straight out of the bag, or try them in a raw recipe or smoothie. When you’re looking for that post-dinner or movie snack, these will fill the space. A little go a long way. And they need no refrigeration. Traditionally golden berries have been used to help ailments including, asthma, edema, optic nerve disorders, throat afflictions, intestinal parasites, and amoebic dysentery.
- Golden berries are high in phosphorous, vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, and B12.
- Golden berries have 73-95% of the daily allowance of vitamin C, and for a fruit,
- They also have an extremely high protein content for a fruit – 16%.
- Golden berries are a good source of vitamin P (bioflavornoids), also rich in pectin.